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Fireworks prohibited on National Forest Lands

Jun 28, 2016 4:41pm

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — As Americans prepare to celebrate during the Independence Day holiday weekend, Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests officials are reminding residents, visitors and...

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Number of foreign-born in county rises

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

Like most of the United States, Van Buren County saw an increase in the number of foreign-born residents over the last decade.

From 2000 to 2012, the number of Van Buren County residents who...

Governor to call special session

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday he plans to call state legislators back to the Capitol later this month for a special session to consider a bond issue for a potential “superproject” in southern...

Century farm program opened

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for the 2015 Arkansas Century Farm program. The program recognizes Arkansas’ rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have...

Schools can apply for fitness center

Apr 23, 2015 3:40pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is encouraging Arkansas elementary and middle schools to compete for three fitness centers that will be created in the state by the National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness...

Education department gives grades to schools

Apr 23, 2015 3:40pm

For the first time, Arkansas public schools received A-F letter grades on their annual report cards issued by the state Department of Education.

The letter grades are required by Act 696 of...

Common Core panel plans ‘listening’ tour

Apr 23, 2015 3:20pm

The Governor’s Council on Common Core Review will hold five hearings in Little Rock and and visit nine cities on a listening tour over the next several weeks, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said lasat week...

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Rethink process for picking judges, governor says

Apr 16, 2015 3:22pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said last week he believes it is time to rethink the way judges are named to the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

“I have always been a consistent advocate...

State briefs

Apr 16, 2015 3:03pm

Worker’s illness spurs warning

The Arkansas Department of Health is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Subway employee in Morrilton tested positive for the...

House Speaker Jim Gillam, R-Judsonia, talks to reporters in his office last week after the session. (John Lyon/Arkansas News Bureau photo)

3 ballot proposals get OK as session goes into recess

Apr 09, 2015 2:49pm

The state House and Senate referred three proposed constitutional amendments to the voters April 2, the last day of regular business for the legislative session.

Upon completing their...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson discusses the so-called religious freedom bill during a news conference last week. (Arkansas News Bureau photo)

Fallout from controversial bill different for Hutchinson, Pence

Apr 09, 2015 2:49pm

The paths that led to “religious freedom” bills being signed into law in Arkansas and Indiana on Thursday were similar in many ways, but political observers say Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson may...

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